The Ogre from the Biafo Glacier
Baintha Brakk, or ‘The Ogre’ from the Biafo Glacier
Image Size : 480 x 320 mm
Print Size : 594 x 420 mm
Baintha Brakk, also known as 'The Ogre', 7,285 metres (23,901 feet) is a steep and striking mountain located in the Panmah Muztagh above and overlooking the Biafo Glacier, one of the major glaciers of the central Karakoram mountain range in Northern Pakistan. Baintha Brakk is exceptional in its combination of altitude, height above local terrain, and steepness. It is a complex granite tower, steeper and rockier than most other Karakoram peaks. It is regarded as one of the hardest peaks the world to climb: the first ascent in 1977 being made by Britons Chris Bonington and Doug Scott.. This image of the peak was taken from the Biafo Glacier on the way to Snow Lake and the Hispar Pass.